GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

World Bank says Zim has diamond stockpile worth $5 bln

17 december 2012

The World Bank said Zimbabwe’s state-owned mining firm ZMDC is in possession of huge diamond stockpiles, which could be worth as much $5 billion.
It said in a report seen by Fin24 that the stockpiles were accumulated prior to the Kimberley Process certification in November last year.
The World Bank said the quality of the diamonds was low and averaged about 25 percent of the value per carat. 
Zimbabwe’s diamond output was expected to reach a peak of 12 million carats in the next few years.
However, an investment of $150 million could increase production to 15.2 million carats per year by 2018.
The World Bank also said reports of new discoveries in Marange could have implications for the current production and the length of life of gems in the area.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished